Under the Hood of KubOS¶
These docs give a more detailed examination of the inner workings of KubOS
Kubos provides a variety of APIs to help with the development of mission software:
Intra-satellite communication is generally handled using HTTP over TCP/IP, with the packet payloads being structured as GraphQL requests or JSON responses.
For procedures which require space-ground communication, special care has been taken to craft protocols which can handle higher rates of packet loss and function well in the more asynchronous comms environment.
We are currently working on a dedicated Space Ground Interface Control Document to highlight this expected link behavior.
While Kubos does create and distribute official releases of Kubos Linux, users are free to create their own builds. This allows KubOS to be easily customized on a per-mission basis.
Users will most likely want to create their own builds when they create new hardware services which should be included in the OS’ root file system.
When developing new features for KubOS, we frequently have to make a choice between two or more tools/libraries/frameworks which will most closely give us our desired characteristics.
The design decisions doc give a quick summary of how we have decided on our particular toolset.